Clitocybe amoenolens    Malenšon 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Tricholomataceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Tricholomatoideae/Clitocybeae  
(unconfirmed synonyms: Paralepistopsis amoenolens)  

edibility : poisonous

potential confusions with  Clitocybe amoenolens toxicity of Clitocybe amoenolens genus Clitocybe  

The cap is cream buff to pink buff, darker in the centre, convex to depressed, sometimes umbonate; its margin is incurved a long time. The cap surface is smooth.

The stem is whitish to tawny-red, without ring.

The flesh is white; its taste is mild, sometimes mealy; the odour is strong, of orange blossom or pear liqueur; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are cream then ochre-yellow to tawny-russet, very decurrent, loosely crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, with conifers, on a rather calcareous soil.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 9 cm)
  height of stem approximately 4 cm (between 3 and 5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 10 mm (between 5 and 15 mm)

Distinctive features : Creamy-buff to pinkish-buff cap, with a margin inrolled a long time; strong odour of orange blossom or Pear fibrecap; very decurrent gills; southern species, not recorded yet out of the Mediterranean region

Clitocybe amoenolens is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18